It’s not every day we report about a Hollywood film, but this one we got to…
Universal Pictures recently released the trailer for their upcoming rom-com Marry Me. It’s got an all-star cast including American singer-songwriter-dancer Jennifer Lopez, the always iconic cowboy—we mean actor-writer-producer—Owen Wilson, among many other celebs like Columbian singer Maluma and American comedian Sarah Silverman.
If you’re wondering why we’re talking about this film, let us explain…
Basically, after the trailer was released, it went viral, unusually on K-Pop fan Twitter. ARMY malaika (@btspinebreakerr on Twitter) shared the trailer with a short caption, summing up their reaction, “this plot is deranged … i will be watching.”
Despite having a modest following on Twitter, their tweet went viral. One day after posting, malaika’s repost of the trailer accumulated 31.3K likes and over 10K retweets!
Meanwhile, the official Twitter account for the movie’s post of the trailer, the source, only has about 9K likes and almost 4K retweets. Talk about being rationed!
Most Twitter users are retweeting malaika’s post, including the trailer, especially quote-tweeting with their own reactions. Obviously, we’re all excited about Owen Wilson’s romcom comeback…
Ya know what? I’ve missed nonsensical romcoms with Owen Wilson. I’ll watch 😂 https://t.co/TZs06DzCvz
— IT’S KENNIE THE FEEEEEEEEEMOID (@KennieJD) November 18, 2021
One of the best Mobius/Owen Wilson variants, we have to say!
MOBIUS TF YOU DOING HERE?? GET BACK TO TVA pic.twitter.com/xd41a5eoQD
— mar (@yooonitae) November 18, 2021
Even vlogger and science expert Hank Green, yes, the Hank freaking Green quote-tweeted malaika’s post!
THANK GOD FOR WHATEVER THIS IS https://t.co/4F7PGSqbXZ
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) November 18, 2021
The real reason why people are talking so much about this movie, especially among the K-Pop fan community, is that its plot feels all too familiar. It’s so bizarre that it reads just like something out of fanfiction.
it's giving 2013 wattpad https://t.co/y18332ZVYU
— fawzul⁷ (@agustranda) November 18, 2021
its giving ao3 https://t.co/nAGe8acaBD
— greg heffley⁷ (@knjeIite) November 18, 2021
That looks like it was straight outta wattpad 😭
— sanz⁷ HAS BOARDS📚 (@JIHOPEPHILE) November 18, 2021
You see, the movie focuses on Jennifer Lopez’s character Latina pop star Katalina “Kat” Valdez. She and her partner Bastian (Maluma) are preparing to go on tour with the release of their new song, “Marry Me.” The tour is supposed to begin with their exchange of vows in concert! What a perfect gimmick, right?
Yeah, no… Because literally right before Kat goes on stage, she finds out that Bastian is cheating on her!
Yet, the show must go on. So, she goes on stage after all and decides to still get married… But, instead of her fiancé, to a random stranger (Owen Wilson) who accidentally held a “Marry Me” sign in the audience, thus being easily spotted by her.
You can imagine the rest of the movie already. We know these two are going to somehow fall in love despite the awkward circumstances.
If you’re still wondering if this is literally a fanfiction come to life, well, we’ve got the answers…
It’s not based on fanfiction though you had the right idea. It’s actually based on a webcomic, also called Marry Me, written by Bobby Crosby.
Is this.. a adaptaion of the webcomic? pic.twitter.com/8k0nmLT9SD
— MynahGtz🎃🔮 (spoopy) (@_Mynah) November 18, 2021
It’s, of course, not unheard of now that some movies are based on fanfictions. In fact, they are getting made today. The After series is based on Anna Todd‘s novel of the same. This novel was originally released on Wattpad with inspiration from One Direction, specifically Harry Styles.
Similarly, Netflix released a trailer for a new holiday film, Single All The Way. All anyone could think about was that it was really giving fanfiction tropes!
Netflix really hit with an ao3 tag 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/5AXV5hNMcU
— Satan’s lil buttercookie (@R33D900) November 11, 2021
Do we mind? Not really! It’s kind of adorable. We’re definitely expecting more films to be based on fanfiction.
Marry Me is an American romantic comedy film directed by Kat Coiro, starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, and Sarah Silverman. It will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Watch the trailer for Marry Me below if you haven’t already:
this plot is deranged💀 i will be watching pic.twitter.com/xZ3vazO7Dv
— malaika⁷ thee hottie (@btspinebreakerr) November 18, 2021